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  • PL 64 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2)

    00014

    Finland

1987 …2021
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Personal profile

Education information

PhD

Curriculum vitae

Professor of Physics

Didactical physics

Education and degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (physics)

Master of Science

Faculty of Science, University of  Helsinki,                    1992

Faculty of Science, University of  Helsinki,                    1987       

 

Pedagogical education

Physics Teacher's studies (60 ECTS)

Physics Teacher licence

Studies in University pedagogy (20 ECTS)    

University of Helsinki,                                    1994

University of Helsinki,                                    1994

University of  Helsinki,                         2006-1996

 

Administration and management education

   Quality and assessment in university (10 ECTS)    Palmenia, University of Helsinki,                 2006

 

Language skills (estimated on basis of European language skill levels)

Finnish (native language), English (proficient C2/C1), Swedish (independent B2), German (independent B1), Spanish (basic A2). MSc degree contains certificate of good skills in English and Swedish.

 

Current positions

Professor of physics

(Physics Education Research)                                    

Title of Docent in physics

Title of Docent in didactical physics

 

Department of Physics, University of Helsinki,           2015-

 

Department of Physics, University of Helsinki ,          1995-                         

Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä,         2001-

Previous employment

University lecturer

(Physics Education Research)

Title of Docent, computational physics

School teacher (senior lecturer)

Senior Researcher

Senior Assistant (loc. pos)

Assistant

Dept. of Physics, University of Helsinki

 

Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo    

Ressu Upper Secondary School, Helsinki

Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP)

Dept. of  Physics, University of Helsinki

Dept. of  Physics, University of Helsinki

2015-1999

 

2008-2003

1999-1998

1998-1997

1997-1995

1995-1988

 

Description of research and teaching

My research in didactical physics is on physics teacher education and higher education in physics, focusing on modelling of the learning processes and cognitive processes of learning, as they are accessible from empirical data. In that, the most important works are: network approach on concept learning, and model of conceptual change. Previous research topics include conceptual learning and epistemological role of models and experiments in learning physics.

Research leadership, funding and supervision

I am leading a research group of physics education research in Department of Physics, University of Helsinki. Two senior researers (university lecturers), two postdoctoral researchers and two doctoral students works in my group, with occasional visitors abroad.

My research areas are physics education research (learning and instruction of physics) and material physics (computational). In physics education research I have 23 peer-reviewed and in material physics 69 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals (class A1). Other 104 scientific contributions are either refereed proceedings or published abstract.  

 

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Dosentti, didaktinen fysiikka, University of Jyväskylä

Fields of Science

  • 114 Physical sciences

Publications 1987 2019

Agent-based-model of students’ sociocognitive learning process in acquiring tiered knowledge

Koponen, I., 2019, Modelling and Simulation of Social-Behavioral Phenomena in Creative Societies: First International EURO Mini Conference, MSBC 2019, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 18–20, 2019, Proceedings. Agarwal, N., Sakalauskas, L. & Weber, G-W. (eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG, p. 82-95 14 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science ; vol. 1079).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Modelling Students’ Thematically Associated Knowledge: Networked Knowledge from Affinity Statistics

Koponen, I., 2019, Complex Networks X: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Complex Networks CompleNet 2019. Cornelius, S. P., Granell Martorell, C., Gomez-Gardenes, J. & Gonçalves, B. (eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG, p. 123-134 12 p. (Springer Proceedings in Complexity).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Network cartography of university students’ knowledge landscapes about the history of science: landmarks and thematic communities

Lommi, H. & Koponen, I. T., 15 Feb 2019, In : Applied network science . 4, 1, 24 p., 6.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Pre-Service Teachers’ Knowledge of Relational Structure of Physics Concepts: Finding Key Concepts of Electricity and Magnetism

Koponen, I. T. & Nousiainen, M., 20 Jan 2019, In : Education Sciences. 9, 1, 25 p., 18.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Open Access
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Projects 2010 2021

Activities 2008 2012

Vastaväittäjänä toimiminen

Ismo Koponen (Supervisor)
26 Nov 2012

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

Väitöskirjan ohjaus

Ismo Koponen (Supervisor)
26 Oct 2012

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Väitöskirjan ohjaus

Ismo Koponen (Supervisor)
23 Nov 2012

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Nord-IHPST 2: Second Nordic Symposium on History and Philosophy in Science Teaching

Ismo Koponen (Chair of organizing committee)
24 Oct 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Väitöskirjan ohjaus

Ismo Koponen (Supervisor)
18 Mar 2011

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis